Job Title: Professor
Employer: Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Further Education: University of Kiel, Germany (M.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia, World Oceans and Tropics
Brief synopsis of current research:
1) fish stock assessments, with emphasis on tropical, data-sparse settings.
2) further development of FishBase, a global database of fish (on annually updated CD-ROMs), whose Internet version now receives over 300,000 visits per month (see www.fishbase.org).
3) marine ecosystem modelling and ecosystem-based fisheries management (see www.ecopath.org).
Pauly, D., V. Christensen, J. Dalsgaard, R. Froese and F.C. Torres Jr. 1998. Fishing down marine food webs. Science 279:860-863.
Pauly. D. 1998. Beyond our original horizons: the tropicalization of Beverton and Holt. Rev. Fish. Biol. Fish.8(3): 307-334.
Pauly, D. and V. Christensen. 1995. Primary production required to sustain global fisheries. Nature (374): d)
Pauly, D. 1994. On the sex of fish and the gender of scientists: essays in fisheries science. Chapman & Hall, London, 250 p.
Pauly, D. 1998. Tropical fishes: patterns and propensities. In T.E. Langford, J. Langford and J.E. Thorpe (eds.) Tropical Fish Biology. J. Fish Biol. 53 (Suppl. A): 1-17.
I chose a career in aquatic sciences because I wanted to be useful.